UNIVERSITY OF EL SALVADOR SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENTI. GENERALITIES1.1 Didáctica del Idioma Inglés I (TEFL I)1.2 Code: Did1141.3 Prerequisite: Grammar and Composition II1.4 Credits: 51.5 Profesorado en Idioma Ingles para Tercer Ciclo de Educación Básica y Educación Media.1.6 Academic Year: I/20121.7 Level: V semester1.8: Department: Foreign Languages1.9: College of Sciences and Humanities1.10: 16 weeks1.11: Schedule: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday to Friday1.12 Hours a week: 51.13 Plan: MINED1. 14 Instructor: Claudia Vides de Guzmán, (E-mail): firstname.lastname@example.org: Appointment hours: Monday to Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m., previous appointmentII. COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis is the first of a two course continuum on the teaching of English as a Foreign Languageaimed at students of Profesorado. During this course, students will be exposed to a continuousanalysis of English teaching methods to enable them to determine an appropriate methodologyaccording to the context in which they will work. Besides, there will be a deep analysis on thoseprinciples which should guide the teaching practices with the purpose of consolidating theirteaching methodology. In addition, there will be a revision and discussion of different classroommanagement techniques aimed at enriching students´ practices in the field. Moreover,students will be exposed to the theory and techniques on how to develop the language skills inthe classroom.III. OBJECTIVESAfter the completion of this course and its assignments, students are expectedto: 1. Develop sound theoretical and historical background about English language teaching. 2. Know and apply the most relevant teaching methods and techniques for language teaching. 3. Know some specific techniques to develop the four macro skills for the teaching of a foreign language.
IV. METHODOLOGYTEFL I will be developed through continuous analytical discussions, short class lectures whichrequire from the students to be active participants in their teaching-learning process in and outof the classroom. There will also be reading quizzes, oral presentations, written reports andmicroteaching. This course will allow the students to develop their critical thinking in order tobecome reflective practitioners, being able to analyze and evaluate their performance in theteaching field. During this course, the students will be engaged in individual, pair and groupwork inside and outside of the class to fulfill the different assignments such as oralpresentations and different tasks that will be assigned. They will also participate in plenty ofexercises using the different skills practiced in the classroom. Moreover, students will be askedto keep a glossary of the concepts they find in the material being studied which are related tothe teaching field.VIII. CONTENTS OF THE COURSEUNIT I: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSEFrom Historical and Theoretical 3 weeksFebruary Background20th toMarch Chapter 5. Harmer Quiz15th Chapter 6. Harmer “A methodical” history of Language Teaching (Douglas Brown). “ An informed approach” (Douglas Brown).From Unit 2 Classroom Management QuizMarch19th toMay Mistakes and Feedback 3 weeks17th Harmer Chapter 7. Grouping Students Chapter 8. Problem Behavior and What to do about it. Chapter 9.
From Unit 3. Teaching Receptive Skills. stMay 21 Reading and Listeningto June Chapters 14 / 15 / 16 ( Harmer) th14From Unit 4 Teaching Productive SkillsJune 25th Writing and Speakingto June 17/ 18/ 19 ( Harmer)28th IX. EVALUATION SYSTEM Oral presentations 10% Microteaching 15% Tasks 20% Mid-Term Exam 25%Reading Quizzes 30%VII. COURSE REQUIREMENTSFor the fulfilment of the course requirements, it is necessary that students take into account thefollowing: 1. Students are expected to come to class everyday and on time. 2. The course material must be purchased on time and read before coming to class. 3. Students need to be ready to discuss any topic which is assigned by the teacher. 4. It is important that students hand in the homework assigned by the teacher in the allotted time. 5. There will be evaluations at any time during the course. 6. Mutual respect with peers and teacher must be practiced at any time in and out of the classroom. 7. Students have to justify if any evaluation or homework is missed throughout the semester. 8. The following practices will not be permitted in the class: eating, answering phones, talking while students or teacher is talking, making fun of other students, coming and going in and out of the classroom.
Hand in assignments according to the guidelines given by the teacher DESCRIPTION OF EVALUATIONS AND WORKS IN AND OUT OF THE CLASS: Oral Presentations: students will be in charge of preparing some individual and group presentations on a specific topic. A written report might be handed in the day of the presentation. Microteaching: an innovative activity will be designed by students based on the guidelines provided previously which they will share will the class. Tasks: throughout the semester, students will be asked to keep a vocabulary log to keep the new concepts seen in class (50 words). They will also be requested to present a dossier about language skills. Mid-term Exam: it will be an objective test which will measure what students will have achieved in the middle of the course. Quizzes: reading quizzes will be administered every now and then when the material to be studied allows that. Procedures for Classroom investigation in Teaching: Surveys and questionnaires. Activities such as administering a questionnaire or completing a survey, designed to collect information on a particular aspect of teaching or learning. Observation: Tasks completed by a student teacher observing a cooperating teacher´s class, or peer observation (i.e., tasks completed by a teacher visiting a colleague´s class) Action Research. Implementation of an action plan designed to bring about change in some aspect of the teacher´s class with subsequent monitoring of the effects of the innovation.VII. BIBLIOGRAPHYBrown, H. Douglas. (1987) Principles of Language Learning and Teaching.Second Eition. Prentice Hall, Inc.1987.Brown, H. Douglas. (1994) Teaching by Principles. An Interactive Approach toLanguage Pedagogy.Prentice Hall Regents. New Jersey.
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